“Your loved one is with Jesus, that is, um . . . she did know Jesus, didn’t she?” Brutal.
“God’s trying to get your attention with your cancer diagnosis. I suggest you get close to Him.” Hmmm.
“A job loss isn’t the end of the world. Just trust in Jesus and He will provide.”
"Brother, can you spare a dime?" Your response: “I’ll pray for you.”
Sometimes, the best thing to say is nothing at all, especially when the person pouring out their heart, hurt, confusion, despair, and fear to us is going through something we haven’t gone through, and can’t quite understand.
Truly listening to another person is the best way of saying something to them.